Coroner: Human jaw bone found on Drum Island

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DRUM ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two men found what has been confirmed as a human jaw bone while{}hunting for bottles{}in the Cooper River on Sunday evening.

According to a police report,{}around 7:30 p.m. the two bottle hunters found what{}looked like{}"a lower half of a human jaw bone."

Authorities were contacted and the bone was placed into evidence at Mount Pleasant Police Department.

The report states an investigation was not immediately started.

On Wednesday, the Charleston County Coroner's office confirmed that the jawbone was, indeed, human. The coroner also said that the bone is very old and it might be impossible to tell if it came from a male or female.

The coroner was able to say, however, that the bone does not belong to either of the missing women, Gayle McCaffrey or Brittanee Drexel.